No, it wasn’t just another Sunday. Pope Francis I gave his first Angelus today as pope. Thousands gathered in St. Peter’s Square.

Earlier this morning, after mass at St. Anna’s church, Pope Francis I ducked into the crowd.

Amazing. While the morally bankrupt are spewing vicious hatred, Pope Francis I is showing his humility and his love for humankind.

More photos of the massive crowd, assembled for the pope’s first Angelus. Estimates have the crowd at 150,000.

The window appearance:

And some beautiful and wise words from Pope Francis I today.


  • $27789750

    That nun looks thrilled beyond imagining. Isn’t it fine that the folks get to greet him and not just the famous. Ihope it’s safe for him to do’s a lovely thing.

    • CrossWinds

      Colossians 2:13……
      And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses,

    • $2346491

      Hee.. I went to the Vespers at San Giovanni and saw JP II when I was 15, almost 16. I nearly got run over by JP II’s nun groupies. 4’11 little old ladies will shove you over to get a better view of the Pope.. Gosh darn.

    • Netmilsmom

      Please remember that “The Popemobile” was made after JPII was shot in a crowd. A woman ran up the aisle of St. Peter’s Basilica to stab B16. Some people love the Pope. Some hate him enough to kill him.

  • nc

    Heart Warming.

  • $23629333

    Please tell me that Anderson Cooper – the “giggling clown”* – isn’t there.

    (* words of David Zurawik)